At­lanta Sum­mer Games bomb­ing

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The tragic bomb­ing of Cen­ten­nial Olympic Park, a pop­u­lar hub for ath­letes and spec­ta­tors, took place dur­ing an open-air concert, and claimed the lives of two peo­ple. On July 27, 1996, three pipe bombs were dis­cov­ered in a black sports bag. Richard Jewell, a se­cu­rity guard who was con­sid­ered a prime sus­pect for the at­tack, was later cleared of any wrong­do­ing.

In the end, the cul­prit of the 1996 Olympic bomb­ing was found to be Eric Robert Ru­dolph, a twisted in­di­vid­ual who also bombed an abor­tion clinic, and a les­bian bar, in the Ge­or­gia area. Ru­dolph is cur­rently serv­ing life with­out the pos­si­bil­ity of pa­role at one of Amer­ica’s harsh­est Su­per­max pris­ons, ADX Florence.

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